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CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Through a collaboration with Windward Gardens in Camden and Harbor Hill in Belfast, both owned and operated by Genesis Healthcare Corporation, you can earn while you learn.
This comprehensive face-to-face eight-week training program meets all requirements of the Maine State Board of Nursing and will have you secured into a position upon completion.
Students without a high school diploma, or those who have been out of school for a while, are encouraged to apply. Academic training and support will be provided.
Student Tuition: FREE for accepted applicants
Next Anticipated Program Start Date: October 30, 2019
(future start dates available as well)
Days/Time: Full day classes, 3 days per week, eight weeks
To apply for the training program:
- Apply online for a Unit Assistant position, at the desired location @ Genesiscareers.jobs.
To complete the entrance exam and for additional information:
- Call our Adult Education office (207)236-7800, option 5
CDL Class B: Dump Truck or Bus
with Nancy Frost, Maranacook Adult Education
This class prepares you to meet Maine DMV requirements and gives you the hands-on skills that employers demand. The course consists of 42 hrs of classroom instruction to prepare you for the CDL license process, including written and skills exam. The 30 hours of one-on-one range instruction will prepare you for the road test.
Additional endorsements of Bus, Tank and Hazmat are $10 each. For the bus driving endorsement you must be over 21, have a clean driving record and get a physical exam.
Class fee includes: classroom and behind the wheel instruction, 1 endorsement, state physical exam, delivery of truck for the road exam and all state testing fees. Driving time arranged individually with Instructor.
Location: PDC, 75 North Road, Readfield
Instructor: Nancy Frost
Dates: Begins: November 7, 2019
6 Thursdays, 5:45-9 pm: November 7, 14, 21 December 5,12,19
4 Saturdays, 8am-2:30pm: November 9 & 23 December 7 & 14
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a career with many rewards? If so, then this might be the career change for you.
After 90 hours of classroom theory and 90 hours of clinical and laboratory work, hands-on at a local long-term care facilities, and final exam, you will be State of Maine certified.
Requirements: Proof of age (at least 16); Proof of high school graduation or equivalency; completed application form; successful completion of a reading entrance exam and completed interview.
- CASAS Pre-Test: December 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m. @ Adult Education
- Classes/Clinicals: December 9, 2019, through February 12, 2020—M/T/Th/F Class 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Clinical 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. No class Dec. 25, 26, 27 or Jan. 1.
- CASAS Post-Test: TBD • CNA State Exam: TBD
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
with Diane Sinclair, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
NO COST for Eligible Participants - Training valued over $5,000.
This training offers:
- 90 hours of classroom
- 90 hours clinical/lab
- 30 hours of academic and employability skills training
- hands-on training at a local long-term care facility
Upon successful completion of the final exam, you will be State of Maine Certified.
Register TODAY! for Orientation on Thursday, December 12, 2019
CRMA - Certified Residential Medication Aide
with Diane Sinclair, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
The purpose of the Certified Residential Medication Aide course is to provide training for professionals working in state certified residential care facilities. The course covers State of Maine regulations, residential facility policies, basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.
Participants will discuss common medications in the major drug classes, common side effects of medication and the individual’s response to medication side effects.
Participants will learn safe medication administration procedures, vital signs, transcribing physicians’ orders, and how to document on a MAR (Medication Administration Record).
Upon completion of this 40-hour medication course participants will be able to administer medications in accordance with Maine’s regulation.
Under the guidance of an RN Educator, each participant will be required to complete a clinical Medication Administration “medication pass” on 3 different residents to be eligible for certification.
Vocational Rehabilitation December
with Spencer Trenoweth, Region 9 Adult Education
This two hour workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about the vocational rehabilitation services available in the state of Maine. If you have any disability or think you might have one and want to work, but can’t because of the disability, please attend this workshop to learn more about what might be available to help you get to work.
No cost but pre-registration is required.
CPR - Session III
with Charissa Kerr, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
This class includes adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, adult, child and infant choking as well as how and when to call emergency services. The course cost includes all necessary practical components, and a certification from the American Heart Association.*
Instructor: Charissa Kerr
Tuesday, 12/17, 6:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Raymond Public Safety Building, Raymond
Fee: $54 per session
*Please note – First Aid and CPR are two separate courses with one Workbook covering material for both CPR & First Aid. Workbooks may be purchased from the instructor on the night of the class for $10. During online registration, you must check to indicate you are purchasing a workbook.
Charissa Kerr has been a Firefighter and Advanced EMT with the Raymond Fire Department since 2003 and an American Heart Association certified CPR instructor since 2005
with Susan Robbins R.N., Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education
Orientation Dec 7, 2019
CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns.
The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is a 20-week, 180 hour course: 110 classroom hours (Saturdays) and 70 clinical hours (Saturdays and evenings). Our course includes additional academic support for those who need or want it. At the successful completion of the course, students take the State Certification Examination. Course cost includes the State Certification Examination and cost of the background check.
Admission process includes scheduling an orientation appointment to complete application materials and required reading assessment. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency (or be working towards their diploma). Immunizations and background checks are required.
Please call for an orientation appointment, which must be scheduled on or before 12/15/19 to secure your registration.
Instructor: Susan Robbins, R.N., M.S.N.
Begins: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Classroom sessions are from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturdays and some Tuesdays from 4-8 PM.
Clinical schedule (Saturdays and some evenings) will be determined by instructor.
Location: Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Ed.